The Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet has formally allowed the private sector to import wheat in order to control the prices of wheat and flour in the market.
Finance Advisor Hafeez Sheikh chaired the ECC meeting. Instructions were issued to the provinces to announce the policy of immediate release of wheat. Punjab will release 900,000 tonnes of wheat to flour mills in the next two months.
Release price Punjab government will decide that the government will be asked to Sindh also announce its policy Posco KP and Balochistan of wheat under will determine needs and set goals wheat would be enhanced supply, Punjab, Transportation of wheat between Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan will be facilitated.
The ECC also approved a supplementary grant of Rs 2.5 billion for the Punjab Mass Transit Authority to meet the federal share in the operation of the metro bus and a technical grant of Rs 236.4 million for the Islamabad Police. undertaken the duties of the martyrs’ families. The payment of outstanding fiscal Islamabad police was approved to issue supplementary grants of 105,621 and 60,581 million, Pakistan Navy Medical Stores, and supplementary utility bill Grants approved.
The ECC meeting also approved the reduction of duties and taxes for three months for an uninterrupted supply of oxygen gas and oxygen cylinders in the country. He said that supply of oxygen for medical purposes should be ensured and in this regard hospitals and oxygen plant owners have been asked to keep oxygen rates low.
The Punjab government has chalked out a strategy for delivering a weaker section of Coronavirus, Secretary Food Punjab have sent proposals to the provincial Food Minister Aleem Khan. Under the Ehsas program, subsidized flour will be provided to those in need at utility stores.
Extracted from City42 News